The great thing about the GiantBomb GOTY season is the transparency with which the GB crew present their decisions. Now this can both create negative views, or positive ones depending on who you ask.
Personally i learned three things this GOTY season, well maybe more so came to three conclusions.
1. I have lost immense respect for anything Brad says in regards to quality of games. In my OPINION most of his arguments regarding choices, were at their core " Yo dude cause " or "I blindly hate this game, or blindly love this game". Again this is simply my opinion, and am sure 90% of people would disagree with my views.
2. On the other hand i've gained a lot of respect for Patrick. I felt he presented his arguments extremely well, even if i would disagree with a few. I felt he placed a lot of effort into his ideas, and tried to check- himself before he wriggety-wrecked himself. (Do i need to say Opinion again?)
3. In regards to Mortal Kombat, i think i learned to take the GB crew's opinion regarding technical issues with a grain of salt. I guess the intensity and short time span with which they focus on a game, is mostly to blame for this result. I felt the 30 minute discussion on how MK9 multiplayer was borked, was baffling when I and everyone else i know who played MK9 on release had no issues with lobby matches. Matchmaking was broken ( Like every single fighting game), but who uses matchmaking in a fighting game? Again this is simply my opinion, from what i've observed.
Side Note: I felt so deflated when my expected Vinny rant defending Dark Souls, was concluded in 30 seconds. Especially since everyone else was avoiding that discussion like the plague, the tension was so high, yet the payoff so low! Damn you Vinny for being such a nice, agreeable person! Damn you!